July 22, 2017 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Two Good Moves Made for Michigan

Legislatively, there were good moves in Lansing and Washington for Michigan last week impacting issues on land and sea. More...

Nature Notes

Carpenter Ants Appear on Island

About a week ago, I got a frantic call from some people I’d met, indicating that they had “bugs” in their bedroom and they didn’t know what they were. I stopped by to see, expecting some small gnats or something. More...


Phaeton Carriage: High Flyers, Spiders, Bird’s Eye Maples

One of the classiest carriages designed to be driven by an owner, be it a lady or a gent, is the phaeton. There were many styles of these carriages, some with a rear seat to hold a groom, and they originated in England. More...


The weather has been mixed again with cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Sunday, July 16, the skies cleared and the weather was beautiful for the Chicago to Mackinac race. More...

A Look at History

Lake Shore Road Circles Historic Island

When travelers get off the boats at Mackinac Island, the first dry land they set foot on is the Island’s Main Street. The shoreline street keeps going in both directions west and east of the shopping area. More...

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